How many carry a Glock 42

How many carry a Glock 42

This is a discussion on How many carry a Glock 42 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was just curious as to how many folks have downsized their carry gun. As I have gotten older I seem to tolerate less carrying ...

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    How many carry a Glock 42

    I was just curious as to how many folks have downsized their carry gun. As I have gotten older I seem to tolerate less carrying even so called compact guns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by triplets View Post
    I was just curious as to how many folks have downsized their carry gun. As I have gotten older I seem to tolerate less carrying even so called compact guns.
    I carry an LCPII when I want/need to carry a .380. Shorter in length and height, weighs less than the G42. If I'm going .380, I want it as small as possible while still reliable.
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    I just happened to have a G43 in my front pocket. Is that close enough? This is down from a G27 for the last 10 years

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    I have a Glock 42 that I will often carry as my off duty gun. I hit what I am shooting at dead center almost 100% of the time with it, and with all of the magazines sporting the 10 round extensions, I have plenty of ammo on me.

    Am I 100% confident in one round one stop with a .380? Nope. But then again, I have a Glock 43 also that I will carry for off duty, and am I 100% confident in IT being a one round one stop weapon? Nope.

    I have seen criminals locked up in jail that ran a half mile with five (count'em FIVE) .45 ACP rounds in their belly and lived to see a trial by jury after they got out of the hospital, so I have no confidence in only one shot stopping power from any handgun and trust more in shot placement and always having a weapon on me. Always.

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    The only 380 I carry now is the Pico with XS big dot sights. I don't normally carry it by itself but, there are times I am forced to.
    7 rounds of 100 grain +P hardcast lead will have to do in that moment. I almost bought the G42 though and if I carried a 380 as primary I think that would be the one. Nice shooting gun but, I am trending up in carry guns as I age instead of down. At least for the time being. Subject to change as always.
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    I have a Glock 42, however, I don't carry it much. I work in a "Gun-Free" zone (and, unfortunately, that doesn't mean a place to go get free guns). As a result, I have to put my pistol in a lock box on a regular occasion.

    It never happened, but I kept expecting to have an AD while reholstering the Glock. I now carry a Browning 1911-380 and am much happier with it.

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    Howdy!

    I carried a Glock 42 every since they came out. But it remains in my safe now that I have a Sig 365. Sig 365 is the same size as the G42 but 9mm and I like the 12 round magazines.

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    I carry my Glock 42 when I need maximum concealment, otherwise it's a 26 or a 48. It's not the caliber, it's the capacity. If Glock or SIG or someone like that made a locked breech, double stack .380 the size of a P365 (or maybe even a 43X), I'd take a hard look at it.

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    I downsized from 9mm double stacks to single stack .380's for carry due to severe arthritis problems plus collapsed wrist bones in my right hand - which was formerly my shooting hand. Now if I pick up one of my old Glock double stacks (which now are hubby's) I marvel that I carried and shot THAT ONE for so many years!

    I carry my G42, alternating with one of my SIG P238's. These are the smallest, lightest guns I own. They have just enough weight to absorb enough recoil to not harm my damaged hands any more, and are very easy to carry in a Kydex IWB holster or a neoporene (with elastic pocket for gun and magazine) belly band.

    I don't shoot my G42 as much anymore as I used to before I had the nice selection of other .380's and .22's, but do shoot it enough to verify that it is still totally accurate, as long as I aim right! :)
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    The G42 is one of my two favorite Glock pistols. I carry it quite often. Love how it shoots.

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    The G42 is my all-time favorite Glock of any model ever made. Before switching back to the LCP GEN2, I pocket carried one for two years.

    It is arguably the finest .380 EDC pistol ever made.

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    If I carried a 380, it would probly be my G42. Because it's slightly larger than my SIG P238, I'd feel more comfortable loading it with Underwood's 380 ACP +P 102 Grain Brass Jacketed Hollow Point.

    That said, I'd rather have 6 rounds of 327 MAG than 7 rounds of 380 ACP, which is why I tend toward my LCR327 rather than my G42 or SIG P238.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triplets View Post
    I was just curious as to how many folks have downsized their carry gun. As I have gotten older I seem to tolerate less carrying even so called compact guns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Carry what works. This comes from a guy who now carries 45 Shields most of the time.
    Well said, Mike. I carry a Shield 9 when I can, am planning on getting a Shield 45 to carry when I can get away with that, and carry my .380 when I have to. Whatever I can make work, I carry.
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